According to ESPN FC, Spanish club Real Madrid are likely to abandon their move for United midfielder Paul Pogba due to the coronavirus crisis in Spain.
Real Madrid are likely to suffer financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and would not be willing to meet the club’s asking price for the French World Cup winner.
There are 56,188 confirmed cases of the disease in Spain. The deadly virus has killed 4,089 people in the country.
As a result, the government declared a state of emergency until at least April 11. All La Liga action, meanwhile, is suspended until further notice.
United are believed to be optimistic of keeping Pogba at the club. The midfielder’s current deal expires in 2021 and the club also have an option to extend it by a further year.